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Internationally renowned arthritis researcher and health economist, Dr. Deborah Marshall, to spend 3 months at C2E2

Deborah Marshall, Professor at the University of Calgary and Canada Research Chair, Health Services and Systems Research is a Visiting Scholar at C2E2 on Research Leave until the end of March, 2017.

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Poor asthma management unnecessarily drives up health care costs

Two Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute scientists are uncovering surprising statistics about the cost of asthma in British Columbia. Dr. Mohsen Sadatsafavi of the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, and his colleague Dr. J. Mark FitzGerald, director of the Centre for Heart and Lung Health, just completed a series of clinical trials and descriptive studies that all tell a similar story: asthma patients are costing BC a lot of money. And most of that spending could be avoided if patients were properly using available, affordable medications.

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Star power: how and why celebrity culture influences our health

Whether you’re the type of person who follows all the stars on Instagram, or whether you’re not quite sure what a Kardashian is, celebrity and popular culture influence how all of us think and talk about health.

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Dr. Katie Sheehan inspires global audience at ISQUA Tokyo

Dr. Katie Sheehan gave a podium presentation “Hospital mortality by teaching status of treating hospital” at the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQUA) Meeting in Tokyo, Japan. This study, based on a recently published article in CMAJ, compares the risk of hospital death between patients treated in teaching and community hospitals. The study finds that a higher proportion of hip fracture patients die at non-teaching compared to teaching hospitals after accounting for length of stay.

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